Alabama Man Drowns in Gulf Shores

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) -- Gulf Shores police say a 36-year-old man drowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico surf.

The Press-Register reports that Michael Thomas Herron of Parrish, Ala., drowned Wednesday afternoon in front of the Crystal Shores West condominium tower.

Sgt. Jason Woodruff says Herron was swimming with his family and friends, and they realized he was having trouble and pulled him to shore.

Herron was pronounced dead at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley.

City officials say this is the fourth drowning in the Gulf Shores this year.

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  • by Jim Location: Gulf Shores on Jun 25, 2012 at 05:37 AM
    We were down there when this happened on the beach. Just horrible. My thoughts and prayers to his family and wife who witnessed him being pulled ashore. I cannot imagine. Absolutely horrible. Again, my entire family wishes she and her family the best.
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